May 5th

Cinco de Mayo

  • Mariachi Band will be performing Fiesta del Norte. https://www.fiestadelnorte.com
  • Roaming entertainment
  • Restaurants and Business  specials
  • Hot Rods
  • Octane
  • Studio 33
  • The Social Bar + Kitchen
  • Thames Landing Oyster House
  • 33 Golden Street
  • Right Path Organic Cafe
  • Noodles and Rice
  • Flavours of Life Specials
  • Telegraph
  • The Green Room

June 2nd

Golden Ticket & Chocolate Night

This is a chocolate / Candy themed night.

If you spend $25 at a participating business, you will receive a chocolate bar. If your chocolate bar happens to have a golden ticket, you can turn it in for gift certificates to local businesses. All the golden tickets will go into a drawing for a limo ride to Foxwoods for an overnight stay and dinner for two.

  • Studio 33
  • New London Ink
  • Otto’s Barber on Bank
  • Flavours of Life
  • Thames Landing Oyster House
  • The Social
  • The Draft Choice
  • Noodles & Rice Bistro
  • Telegraph
  • Hot Rods Cafe
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • RD86
  • Sunrise cafe
  • 33 Golden Street
  • The Recovery Room

June 21, 11am – 9pm

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Sailfest

July 8-10, 2022

Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event. The three-day festival consists of a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships, and over 200 vendors lining the downtown New London streets.

Sailfest produces multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging in Funk, Rock, and Latin. We also have a children stage on Saturday featuring local youth performers. Sailfest also showcases one of the largest fireworks display in the Northeast.

Visit www.sailfest.org or https://www.facebook.com/sailfest/ for a complete list of events and times.

A free concert series hosted at Hygienic Art Park  in downtown New London, Connecticut.

  • July 14th
  • July 28th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th
  • August 25th

 July 23rd

  • 8:30pm Lighted Boat Parade
  • Andre Eddie and Friends will be performing on the New London Waterfront Park
  • Restaurants and Business specials
  • Studio 33
  • Flavours of Life Specials
  • Noodles and Rice
  • The Draft Choice
  • The Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Hot Rods Cafe
  • 33 Golden street
  • The Annex
  • Right Path

August 4th

Locally Sourced: Food, Art & Music

Bank Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 10pm each night of the event.  Restaurants will be encouraged to have tables in the street available to seat patrons. The street will be decorated according to that month’s theme.  There will also be vendors on the street and roaming entertainment to liven up the event.

Restaurants will have drink and food specials.

  •  Check out the Parade Plaza – Activities for kids
  •  Magic at the Parade Plaza
  • Restaurants and Business specials
  • Flavours of Life Specials
  • Right Path Organic Cafe
  • Draft Choice
  • RD86
  • Studio 33
  • THE TELEGRAPH
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Social
  • 33 Golden Street

September 9-11, 2022

The CT Maritime Heritage Is a 3-day festival in September along the historic New London waterfront, promoting CT’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation.

For more info and a full list events. www.ctmaritimefest.com

September 15th

Celebration of Latin Heritage

State Street from Eugene O’Neill Drive to Bank Street  will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 9pm.

  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Water Taxi
  • Roaming entertainment
  • Restaurants and Business specials
  • Studio 33
  • Strong & Fit
  • Custom House
  • Noodles and Rice
  •  Flavours of Life

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 from 6pm- 9pm

New London Waterfront park

  • New London Halloween Town sponsored by the City of New London and the Downtown New London Assoc. and the New London Police Union
  • Trick or treating for families
  • Costume Contest for ages Pre – K to 5th grade at City Pier 7:30 pm
  • Roaming entertainment by Justine Nicole Entertainment
  • New London Fire Department Safety trailer
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The City of New London is proud to announce the commencement of its holiday season with a calendar of events celebrating the diverse array of faiths and holidays in New London’s culture.

Merry Day & Jolly Nights

November 25th – Christmas Tree Lighting at the Parade Plaza- 5pm

December 26th – Jan 1st – Kwanzaa

January 6th  –Three Kings Celebration – Children can visit a live 3 kings

Three Kings Celebration –  Drive -by toy pick up at 60 James Street from 1- 3:30 Pm  Sponsored by ADNL / Asociación de Dominicanos de New London